Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Don't cry for me, Windows users! Security will never be yours.

This I had to comment on, apparently, one of Microsoft's Security people has gone whining to the press about how hard it is to clean up infected windows boxen. (more here as well)

Perhaps if they'd bothered more about security in the first place and not on "new features" and trying to deliberately embed things like MSN, Media Player and IE into the windows kernel so they cannot be removed, it wouldn't be so hard.

It's hard to feel sorry for the company which has by policy for so many years ignored decent security measures and which has systematically, and on occasion illegally, stomped on any innovative competition. Oh and I love the way he tries to blame user error for the majority of infections, he's right, but for the wrong reasons.

I'll stick with *nux, it's not invulnerable, but it IS more secure, and implements a better security model, even straight out of the box. (with the possible exception of a couple of tweaked distro's that will remain nameless)

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